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To post a report please email your name, hometown, photos, location information, and the content for your report to fishingreports.dnr@maryland.gov. All information is optional, but encouraged.

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There will be a 2014 end-of-year random drawing from angler's participating in any of the Volunteer Angler Surveys. We encourage anglers to continue to report snakehead catches through the Inland Freshwater survey in addition to their Angler's Log submission. The information helps our biologists better understand the various species and water systems they utilize.

Maryland Fishing Challenge Logo showing striped bassA new component of the Maryland Fishing Challenge includes invasive species reports submitted to the Angler's Log. Beginning during the 2013/2014 tournament, Angler's Log entries which include Blue Catfish, Northern Snakehead or Flathead Catfish, at any length in size, will be eligible for up to two prizes via a random drawing at the annual Maryland Fishing Challenge Finale. Fish must be kept and a photo showing the kept fish is mandatory. Multiple entries are allowed, but each fish can only be entered once. Remember, all invasive species must be dead to be entered and there is no catch and release category. Visit the Maryland fishing Challenge web site to read the complete set of rules.

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  1. Mike Jones, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 2
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Posted on May 15, 2013 | Permalink

Fishing at Cunningham Falls Lake

Type: Freshwater
Region: Western
Location: Cunningham Falls Lake

I went out today for the second day in a row in search of some big trout on the kayak. Was successful in catching and releasing 13 trout today. All trout were around 11 - 12 inches. I was able to catch a sunfish just over 10 inches. Took a few pics of it I order to see if it is a citation Redbreasted Sunny or a barely undersized Redear Sunny. Thank you MD DNR for producing such great fisheries! That’s 21 trout and 4 big sunnys just in the past 2 days!

DNR Resposne: It is difficult trying to identify your sunfish from the picture but it looks like it may be a Red Breast Sunfish but a large Bluegill or Longear Sunfish is not out of the question.

Tags: Trout, Sunfish


  1. Mike Jones, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 2
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Posted on May 13, 2013 | Permalink

Successful Day Trout Fishing

Type: Freshwater
Region: Western
Location: Cunningham Falls Lake

I had a very successful morning fishing at Cunningham Falls Lake on the kayak. Set up in about 30 ft of water in an underwater creek channel. Quickly began hooking up with trout. Biggest of the day was 16 inches. 2 others over 12 inches. Overall ended up catching 8 total and had a solid 5 trout limit. Definitely worth a go for anybody that lives nearby. Watched another guy pull out a 5 lb bass today as well. Goal is trying to catch a citation trout and bass this year outta there. Caught trout all summer long last year. Just gotta find out what deep hole they are in.

Tags: Rainbow Trout


  1. Lee DuQuin, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on May 9, 2013 | Permalink

Beautiful Tiger Trout

Type: Freshwater
Region: Western
Location: Devil's Backbone Dam

This is my trophy Tiger Trout that I caught on the morning of 4-26-13 at Devil's Backbone Dam in Hagerstown, MD. I was told this particular kind of fish is not common in MD, so i'm not sure how it got here considering rainbow & brown are the commonly stocked trout in MD. I sure am proud of my birthday catch! Thank You for this opportunity.

DNR Response: Your Tiger Trout is a hatchery trout, not a natural cross. A few years ago we handled a stocking permit for Tiger Trout further upstream in Beaver Creek (Beaver Creek flows into Antietam Creek at Devils Backbone). Recently fishermen have also reported catching large hatchery Brook Trout in the lower portion of Beaver Creek. It is possible that additional Tiger Trout and Brook Trout were stocked in the area of Beaver Creek and made their way down to Antietam Creek. Your Tiger Trout is a novel prize.

Tags: Tiger Trout


  1. Martino Wilson, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 3
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Posted on May 9, 2013 | Permalink

Trout for Dinner

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Martin L. King Jr. Pond

My son, a buddy of mine and I went to MLK this past weekend to do some trout fishing and between the three of us, we caught a good dinners worth... we were only there for an hour and a half… thanks again DNRfor the lasting memories.

Tags: Trout


  1. Brian Lovelace, Recreational Angler
  2. Winston-Salem, North Carolina
  3. Total Reports: 2
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Posted on May 8, 2013 | Permalink

Large Antietam Creek Rainbow

Type: Freshwater
Region: Western
Location: Antietam Creek

I caught this rainbow on Tuesday, May 7th in the AM. It was 12 lbs 26 in. The trout was caught in Antietam Creek just below Devil's Backbone Park on light fly gear. Brown woolly Bugger and 4 lbs leader. First time fly fishing in Maryland. Much thanks to the Maryland DNR for an unforgettable experience.

Tags: Rainbow Trout


  1. Sheldon Flood, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on May 7, 2013 | Permalink

Melwood Pond Trout

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Melwood Pond

This Golden Trout wast caught in Melwood Pond in Upper Marlboro, MD.

Tags: Golden Rainbow Trout


  1. Brian Kelm, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 3
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Posted on May 7, 2013 | Permalink

Took My Son Fly Fishing

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Patapsco River

My 8 year old caught this rainbow drifting a copper john on his first day fly fishing on the Patapsco river in Ellicott City!

Tags: Rainbow Trout


  1. Jesse Harris, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on May 7, 2013 | Permalink

Fly Fishing For Trout

Type: Freshwater
Region: Eastern
Location: Fishing Creek

May 4th was a good day of fly fishing at Fishing Creek.

Tags: Brook Trout, Rainbow Trout


  1. Carson Mayer, Recreational Angler
  2. Elkton, MD
  3. Total Reports: 2
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Posted on May 6, 2013 | Permalink

Big Rainbow on the Big Elk

Type: Freshwater
Region: North Eastern
Location: Big Elk Creek

I caught this 24" Rainbow at Big Elk Creek on 5/1/13. He put up a good fight, but my 5' rod with 4 lb. test line prevailed in the end. Thanks Maryland for a beautiful fish and my personal record!

Tags: Rainbow Trout


  1. Martino Wilson, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 3
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Posted on May 6, 2013 | Permalink

Big Body Trout at MLK

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Martin Luther King Pond

A wonderful morning of fishing at MLK... Thank you DNR for stocking this amazing trout.

Tags: Rainbow Trout

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